Personal Independence Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of personal independence payments assessments were carried out within 16 weeks by (a) Capita and (b) Atos in 2014.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

Of all new claim (normal rules) assessments undertaken during 2014, 24% of Atos assessments and 38% of Capita assessments were carried out within 16 weeks.

From summer 2014, the Department and assessment providers focused on clearing older cases. As shown in the ad hoc statistical release that was published on 28th January 2015, improvements in the proportion of outstanding claims over 16 weeks and clearance times for the assessment providers can be seen between July 2014 and December 2014.

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